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Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists
Ukraine says it has never used cluster bombs in fight with separatists

Ukrainian armed forces have never used prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs in their fight against pro-Russia separatists, a military spokesman insisted Tuesday after a rights group reported that it had documented a dozen instances in which the indiscriminate weapons were used in populated areas. The report by Human Rights Watch also said there were circumstances, “while not conclusive,” suggesting that the separatists as well had used the munitions. Cluster bombs pack dozens or hundreds of small bomblets in a warhead that bursts open and scatters them over a wide area, often putting civilians at risk. “It is shocking to see a weapon that most countries have...

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